Wednesday, August 26, 2009
To Serve and Protect
So, mothering should have the same motto as being in law enforcement..."To serve and protect." On Monday, we got a call that we had to pick our children up immediately. To spare all the details and to respect privacy of others, I will spare further narration on said topic and am thankful that my children are safe.
It is during times of stress, such as not having daycare all of a sudden and wondering how you're going to care for kids and go to work, worrying that your kids may have been an in unsafe situation, frustrated that they don't have little voices to tell you...the truly trying times of life, when that rollercoaster is down and not up...is when I most love being married to Dan. There is no one other than Dan that I would want to partner with to solve the problems that life throws at you.
This week, Dan and I have had a chance to really see and be reminded of how much Jack and Kate depend on us, how it is our job to keep them safe and what an awesome, enormous, sometimes scary but exhilirating job parenting can be. How have we been blessed with such an awesome responsibility? And, I choose the word awesome to imply both "large" and "super cool!"
To Jack and Kate, we love you more than we could ever explain. You are the best gifts we have ever received and our life is forever changed for the better because of you both. Know that we are always looking out for you and are doing our best to raise you to be the best people you can be. XOXO!